All Columnist articles

  • People & Opinion

    Richard Hobbs: Beware continental drift to supremacy

    2010-10-13T00:00:00Z

    Proposals to abolish the FSA must be seen in the context of a wider European drive to control regulation in member states

  • Claims

    Nick Patterson:: Don’t be a soft touch on claims costs

    2010-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Good risk management, swift responses and proactive investigation are tough on claims and tough on the sources of claims

  • Mike Noonan
    Claims

    Fraudulent claims: once bitten, twice shy

    2010-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Should insurers have to honour subsequent claims on a policy once a fraud has been uncovered?

  • Claims

    Fight the good fight

    2010-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Tackling the thorny issue of insurance fraud, the latest Claims Clinic featured real-life examples of elaborate scams and canny chancers, as well as the latest strategies for catching them out, including harnessing the power of social networking sites

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    Claims

    Won’t somebody think of the consumer?

    2010-06-02T00:00:00Z

    Referral fees just drive up the cost of litigation without adding any real value or benefit to the consumer

  • Claims

    Technology will drive down case costs

    2010-05-19T00:00:00Z

    Claims and compensation procedures will be streamlined if the Jackson Review proposals are put into practice

  • Claims

    Take us to your leaders

    2010-04-28T00:00:00Z

    As the legislators close in, internal misconduct by directors is under greater scrutiny. The D&O claims defender’s job just got tougher

  • Claims

    The need for speed

    2010-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Streamlining the system for injury claims arising from motor accidents is welcome, but costs and courtroom congestion are a worry

  • Claims

    Good faith? Practise what you preach

    2010-03-03T00:00:00Z

    Claims farming may give insurers a bad name but, as long as we’re pocketing big sums from the practice, it’s a name we partly deserve

  • Claims

    Different questions, same answer?

    2009-11-25T00:00:00Z

    The ABI’s guidance on third-party assistance and the MoJ’s claims reforms are two linked-up challenges for insurers. The solution must be too

  • Claims

    Get ready for your close-up

    2009-08-19T00:00:00Z

    With great economic turmoil comes greater scrutiny. It’s time for the industry to get its house in order, starting with the practice of referral fees

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    Claims

    Claims in a cold climate

    2009-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Of course fraud is a headache for insurers. But perhaps now is the time to focus on other issues – cost-shifting, for example

  • Claims

    Act quickly before we are swept away

    2009-07-15T00:00:00Z

    ‘Escape of water’ claims are a growing problem for insurers

  • David Williams
    Claims

    Come in Max Clifford, we need you

    2009-05-20T00:00:00Z

    Insurers must fight against the poor image presented by the tabloids, says David Williams. A code of ethics for bodily injury claims could be just the thing to start the campaign

  • Claims

    Something old, something new

    2009-05-13T00:00:00Z

    From workplace noise to mortgage fraud, familiar risks are back wearing new masks as we seek to identify and manage the claims of tomorrow, says Andrew McBride

  • Claims

    Sensible option must be part of process

    2009-04-29T00:00:00Z

    If solicitors and claimants are to embrace mediation to resolve disputes, says Paul Ashurst, the advantages must be made obvious to both parties

  • Claims

    Damages Bill solution is quick-fix

    2009-04-22T00:00:00Z

    Graham Gibson fears the long-term repercussions of Scotland’s ruling on pleural plaques compensation

  • Claims

    Stay in the driving seat in no-fault cases

    2009-04-08T00:00:00Z

    Make it easier for customers to get replacement cars after accidents without resorting to credit hire companies, says Phil Bird, and you’ll do your business a favour too with three lines

  • Claims

    Douse the flames

    2009-03-18T00:00:00Z

    The insurance industry could do much to cut the cost of fire cover, writes Chris Hanks. Join his group for a start

  • Claims

    Keep it simple

    2009-01-28T00:00:00Z

    Insurers need a single, far-reaching initiative on legal costs, says Andrew McBride. If the industry doesn’t start lobbying now, the opportunity for change will slide by ...